Recent Press Releases
February 22, 2017
MONTREAL, February 22, 2017 — When Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, introduced EDIUS version 8 in 2015, the program was bundled with GV Browser, an application that acts as a universal media player and organizer. As of March 1, customers looking for solutions to prepare content for editing will be able to purchase this personal content management tool separately from EDIUS under the brand name Mync. Mync is available in two, scalable package types depending on content developers' needs.
February 13, 2017
MONTREAL, February 13, 2017 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase two of its unique, industry-proven solutions at the annual Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Tech Retreat, taking place February 20-24th at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells, California. Grass Valley's LDX 86N native UHD/4K camera and GV Node with IPG-3901 SDI/IP Gateway including TR-03 functionality will both be on display in the conference's Innovation Zone, an area where companies demonstrate revolutionary products that improve and streamline the production process for today's and tomorrow's media and entertainment professionals.
February 13, 2017
MONTREAL, February 13, 2017 — Following a very successful year in its Asia Pacific (APAC) region, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has named Somu Patil as vice president of sales for Asia and Ward Hansford as vice president of sales for Oceania. With this announcement, the company is separating APAC operations into two distinct regions to further improve the customer and partner experience and strengthen its presence at the local level.
February 9, 2017
MONTREAL, February 9, 2017 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has launched a new blog section of its website to provide helpful, relevant content on the topics and challenges that broadcasters, production professionals and content creators face every day. As it grows, the Tech Corner blog will feature business tips, how-to articles, playbooks and other industry information that customers will find useful as they work to achieve their business goals and deliver great content for their viewers.
February 2, 2017
MONTREAL, February 2, 2017 — First introduced by Grass Valley in 2002, the Viper FilmStream Camera represents a significant milestone in the industry as the first production model digital cinematography camera that most closely emulated a traditional film workflow, providing the highest quality digital images at the time. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is recognizing the lasting impact of the Viper FilmStream Camera with a Scientific and Technical Award at a ceremony in Beverly Hills on February 11. The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards are given annually for accomplishments that contribute to the progress of the motion picture industry.
January 5, 2017
MONTREAL, January 5, 2017 — The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has been relying on production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for more than 20 years. When the company began its latest project to upgrade 13 studios in eight capital cities across the country, it selected Grass Valley's K-Frame-based switchers for all 13 locations, with a mixture of Karrera and the new award-winning GV Korona switcher panels.
December 19, 2016
MONTREAL, December 19, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, announces that its LDX 86N Series and GV Korona K-Frame S-series production switcher have received NewBay Media Product Innovation Awards from TV Technology. NewBay Media's Product Innovation Award, launched in 2013, recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products to serve the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries.
December 5, 2016
MONTREAL, December 5, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will demonstrate the synergy of its systems at the annual Sports Video Group (SVG) Summit, taking place December 12-13th at the New York Hilton in New York City. Grass Valley will have a number of its products on display for demonstration at the conference, including the LDX 86 Universe System Camera and K2 Dyno Universe Replay System, which together provide the ultimate 4K UHD/HD 6X replay solution.
December 5, 2016
MONTREAL, December 5, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will showcase some of its key broadcast products at this year's Government Video Expo, taking place December 7-8th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Among other products, Grass Valley will have its new GV Korona 1/2 ME production switchers and Focus 75 Live 720p/1080i user-switchable system cameras on display for demonstration. In addition, the Kaleido IP multiviewer will be on display to show the capabilities for efficiently monitoring IP video streams.
November 17, 2016
MONTREAL, November 17, 2016 — NEP Europe recently announced its commitment to purchase all Grass Valley native 4K cameras for its new trucks that are currently under construction. NEP Europe has been relying on cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, for years, with more than 600 cameras purchased and used for a wide variety of production projects during that time. When designing the newest trucks that will be joining the fleet over the next six months, leaders at NEP Europe concluded that only the new LDX 86N cameras from Grass Valley will provide the best performance and value for the increasingly popular UHD production its clients are demanding.
November 8, 2016
MONTREAL, November 8, 2016 — With version 8.3 of EDIUS Pro and EDIUS Workgroup, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is introducing a number of new features that will make video editing more productive and more creative. The new version brings high-quality slow motion, more DVD/Blu-ray burning options, and other new usability improvements to all EDIUS Pro and Workgroup 8 users.
November 2, 2016
MONTREAL, November 2, 2016 — The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) will present its 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards during the upcoming HPA Awards gala on November 17 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Receiving one of these coveted awards this year is the GV Node Real Time IP Processing and Edge Routing Platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The award will be accepted by Chuck Meyer, chief technology officer, production, Grass Valley.
October 25, 2016
MONTREAL, October 25, 2016 — With more than 90,000 students and four main colleges in Saudi Arabia, King Faisal University (KFU) has been serving the educational needs of the region for more than 40 years. The university maintains modern broadcasting capabilities and recently added a second, fully equipped OB van to its collection of resources. Working with First Gulf Company (FGC), a local systems integrator, representatives from KFU chose a suite of solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
October 19, 2016
MONTREAL, October 19, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will show off its live production solutions at the annual CAPER Show 2016, taking place October 26-28 at the Centro Costa Salguero in Buenos Aires. Grass Valley will be present in the SVC booth (C10). SVC is a Grass Valley reseller dedicated to providing solutions for film, video, audio and multimedia professionals in the television broadcast industry. The company provides product integration, training, support and consulting for a wide variety of clients in Argentina and Uruguay.
October 17, 2016
MONTREAL, October 17, 2016 — At the upcoming SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be showcasing many of its leading technologies in the Ray Dolby Exhibit Hall Booth #217, while company executives will be active in conference sessions and other SMPTE activities. A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the prestigious David Sarnoff Medal Award to Peter G. M. Centen, vice president of research and development, cameras, Grass Valley, for his contributions to the industry. SMPTE 2016 is taking place October 24-27 at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles. At the event, Grass Valley will show attendees how it is enabling "Content Your Way" with innovative solutions for live production, news, content delivery and networking.
October 13, 2016
MONTREAL, October 13, 2016 — An increasing number of broadcasters, studios and content creators are exploring today's 4K/UHD technology and IP networking infrastructure to see if the time is right to make the switch. To help these professionals better understand the options and determine the right suite of integrated solutions for their own businesses, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is hitting the road for a series of educational events that will give attendees hands-on experience with some of the leading solutions in the market.
October 11, 2016
MONTREAL, October 11, 2016 — BT Sport is a well-known sports broadcast network, with exclusive live rights to top flight football and rugby in the UK. Seeing the exciting potential in 4K/UHD technology and wanting to deliver the very best experience for its viewers, BT Sport looked to its key partners—including Arena Television, one of the UK's leading mobile broadcast service providers—to help realize its vision. Arena chose a solution powered almost exclusively by solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, consisting of a resilient, scalable IP core and broadcast-centric edge devices designed to provide the flexibility, responsiveness and reliability required for live broadcast. Arena's new OBX mobile production unit, the first of three new units planned, provided simulcast UHD and HD signals on an IP network for the historic BT Sport broadcast of the Liverpool vs. Leicester City Premier League match on September 10.
September 12, 2016
MONTREAL, September 12, 2016 — Current owners of Kayak SD or HD switchers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, have a limited-time opportunity to save tens of thousands on the system price—and a lot more with license matching—of any new Karrera K-Frame S-series or GV Korona K-Frame S-series switcher. First introduced at NAB in April, the GV Korona K-Frame S-series is now shipping. The upgrade offer is available through the end of 2016.
September 10, 2016
MONTREAL, September 10, 2016 — For the past two years, the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) has been relying on third-party broadcast feeds to review close plays and make important decisions that can affect the outcome of each game. With little control or consistency in this process, KBO was looking for a way to improve and standardize its video replay process across the entire organization. After evaluating its options, KBO selected nine K2 Dyno Universe Replay Systems with K2 Summit 3G media servers from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.
September 9, 2016
MONTREAL, September 9, 2016 — TV Skyline GmbH has built a reputation as one of the most innovative service providers for television and broadcasting in the region. Its HD OB Van fleet is equipped with the latest, highest quality broadcast technology to support productions in sport, entertainment and events. Now, with the addition of 21 new cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, TV Skyline's newest truck—OB8—is ready to provide uncompromised 4K/UHD or HD production as needed.
September 8, 2016
MONTREAL, September 8, 2016 — Live production, arguably one of the most demanding yet profitable segments of broadcasting, requires an open, flexible workflow that is capable of creating content in different formats—sometimes at the same time. From capture to replay to delivery, live production represents a growing opportunity around the world for companies with the right equipment and infrastructure. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is a leader in live production, offering a full range of integrated solutions that help content owners and broadcasters create, control and connect content to the right audience at the right time.
September 8, 2016
MONTREAL, September 8, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, began introducing 4K-enabled solutions to the market more than two years ago, and today customers worldwide are leveraging those solutions to capture and produce more and more 4K content. From cameras, replay and switchers to editing, routing and playout, professionals now have the ability to work in 4K whenever it is required or makes sense.
September 8, 2016
MONTREAL, September 8, 2016 — In an era when content so clearly defines the broadcast market, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is helping its customers take control of content to make more money from delivering it to viewers in the many places they are watching. IBC 2016 marks the launch of the company's "Content Your Way" vision, which represents a commitment to giving broadcasters the tools to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed. New and enhanced solutions in live production, news, content delivery and networking are highlighted on the Grass Valley stand, 1.D11.
September 8, 2016
MONTREAL, September 8, 2016 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Cisco have broadened their existing relationship to offer customers complete, integrated broadcast network solutions that include sales and service of GV Node, GV Convergent and IPG-3901 along with Cisco's Nexus 9000 series IP switches. Broadcasters, production companies and media service providers will benefit from the combined power and resources of two proven industry leaders to realize the full potential of IP-based networks.
September 7, 2016
MONTREAL, September 7, 2016 — The broadcast network—the core of all production environments—has undergone significant transition in the past year. More users are turning to networks based on proven data center IT capabilities, such as distributed IP switching and virtualization. The primary appeal of this technology is its open, IP-based approach, and Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has embraced this shift with its Broadcast Data Center model for networks that takes the best of a data center structure and adds the features and interoperability required for content creators and broadcasters. Grass Valley's networking solutions at IBC offer customers business agility with efficient scaling of resources, virtualization of network assets and lower equipment costs.
September 6, 2016
MONTREAL, September 6, 2016 — Audiences today have high expectations—they want to choose what they watch and when they watch it. This puts pressure on every content creator, who must now find a way to affordably and efficiently deliver a variety of content across many different channels while monetizing it all. It's a costly and complex process. At IBC 2016, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will highlight solutions designed to make it easier for broadcasters to create, control and connect content wherever, however and whenever it is consumed.
September 1, 2016
MONTREAL, September 1, 2016 — News professionals today face unprecedented challenges in creating journalistically solid content for distribution methods that didn't even exist a dozen years ago. An audience now viewing on websites, smartphone apps, and social media portals still demands immediate reporting and expects it from a wider variety of sources than ever before. That puts pressure on journalists to do more, do it faster, and do it without compromising quality. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has been working for decades with customers in news production, helping them keep up with the changes and stay ahead of the competition with more engaging, relevant content to keep their viewers tuned in. At IBC, attendees will see the latest news production offerings and innovations from Grass Valley.
August 29, 2016
MONTREAL, August 29, 2016 — Denver-based Mobile TV Group (MTVG) has successfully produced a number of events in 4K/UHD with its new 53-foot 39 Flex double-expando mobile production truck. Built around a 4K-capable Kayenne K-Frame switcher (192 inputs/96 outputs HD, 48 inputs/24 outputs 4K) with 7 M/Es from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, MTVG's 39 Flex was deployed to provide 4K coverage of the Masters and PGA Championship and several concerts including one by Garth Brooks at Yankee Stadium in the past few months.